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The Resource 12 angry men : true stories of being a black man in America today, edited by Gregory S. Parks and Matthew W. Hughey with an introduction by Lani Guinier

12 angry men : true stories of being a black man in America today, edited by Gregory S. Parks and Matthew W. Hughey with an introduction by Lani Guinier

Label
12 angry men : true stories of being a black man in America today
Title
12 angry men
Title remainder
true stories of being a black man in America today
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gregory S. Parks and Matthew W. Hughey with an introduction by Lani Guinier
Title variation
Twelve angry men
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was questioned by the police on the front porch of his home in an affluent section of Cambridge, many people across the country reacted with surprise and disbelief. But African American men from coast to coast experienced painful recognition; "Gatesgate" was merely the very public manifestation of a phenomenon many black men experience regularly. In Twelve Angry Men, a dozen eloquent authors tell their own personal versions of this story. Among others, we hear from a Harvard law school student who was tackled by security guards on the streets of Manhattan; a federal prosecutor who was detained while walking in his own neighborhood in Washington, D.C.; a New York Times reporter on assignment in North Carolina; a U.S. Congressman from Illinois; and, ironically, the head of the ACLU's racial profiling initiative, who was pursued by National Guardsmen after arriving on the red-eye in Boston's Logan Airport. Here we have the full spectrum of African American men sharing the predicament of being law-abiding black men in America today. By turns angry, funny, bitter, and rueful, the effect of these first-person accounts is staggering, and will open the eyes of anyone who thinks we live in a "postracial" or "color-blind" America. - Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.896/07300922
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.A12 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Parks, Gregory
  • Hughey, Matthew W.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American men
  • Racial profiling in law enforcement
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Racism
Label
12 angry men : true stories of being a black man in America today, edited by Gregory S. Parks and Matthew W. Hughey with an introduction by Lani Guinier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction: From racial profiling to racial literacy : lessons of 12 angry men / Lani Guinier -- The bill of rights for black men / Bryonn Bain -- Reporting while black / Solomon Moore -- That's Joe Morgan! / Joe Morgan -- On the corner / Richard F -- Chipped away / Nii-Odoi Glover -- Just-us / Daniel K. Davis -- Notes of a naturalized son / Devon W. Carbado -- Severed ties / Kent H -- Do you live in this neighborhood? / Paul Butler -- Look homeward, angel / Joshua T. Wiley -- Not givin' in / M.K. Asante -- Stand! / King Downing
Control code
ocn505420491
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xliv, 179 p.
Isbn
9781595585387
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010032244
System control number
(OCoLC)505420491
Label
12 angry men : true stories of being a black man in America today, edited by Gregory S. Parks and Matthew W. Hughey with an introduction by Lani Guinier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction: From racial profiling to racial literacy : lessons of 12 angry men / Lani Guinier -- The bill of rights for black men / Bryonn Bain -- Reporting while black / Solomon Moore -- That's Joe Morgan! / Joe Morgan -- On the corner / Richard F -- Chipped away / Nii-Odoi Glover -- Just-us / Daniel K. Davis -- Notes of a naturalized son / Devon W. Carbado -- Severed ties / Kent H -- Do you live in this neighborhood? / Paul Butler -- Look homeward, angel / Joshua T. Wiley -- Not givin' in / M.K. Asante -- Stand! / King Downing
Control code
ocn505420491
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xliv, 179 p.
Isbn
9781595585387
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010032244
System control number
(OCoLC)505420491

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